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Infantry - 1 Year
in the American Civil War
Indiana Infantry (1 Year) Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana,
1865 View Entire Book
Indiana Infantry (1 Year) Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Indiana, Volume 5, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana,
1866 View Entire Book
|Fifty-fourth Indiana Infantry (One Year Service). Col., Fielding
Mansfield; Lieut. -Cols., Herman Sturm, Daniel Shrader; Majs., Daniel Shrader, Oliver M.
Wilson. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in Oct., 1862, for one year, and was
mustered in Nov. 16. It left the state Dec. 9 for Memphis, where it was assigned to De
Courcy's brigade, Morgan's division, 13th army corps. It joined Sherman's expedition to
Vicksburg in December, and participated in two charges at Chickasaw bluffs, losing 264 in
killed, wounded and missing. It was in the expedition to Arkansas Post in Jan., 1863,
returning to Young's point after the reduction of that place. With Osterhaus' division,
leading the advance and opening the way for Grant's army in the Vicksburg campaign, it
participated at Port Gibson, garrisoned Raymond, and with three other regiments moved
thence as escort of prisoners to the Yazoo river. It entered the trenches and participated
in the siege of Vicksburg, then moved with its brigade to the Big Black river, and was
with the advance on Jackson, participating in the capture of that city. It returned to
Vicksburg; then moving to New Orleans joined the Army of the Gulf; moved with the
expedition up the Teche as far as Opelousas and Vermillionville, and was mustered out at
New Orleans, Dec. 8, 1863. Its original strength was 956; gain by recruits, 33; total,
989. Loss by death, 216; desertion, 81; unaccounted for, 358.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3